The police said Kedar Kumar Mandal was booked late last night under sections 153A and 295A of the Indian Penal Code.
New Delhi: An assistant professor of a Delhi University college has been booked for making an objectionable statement on Goddess Durga in a post on Facebook.
BJP-affiliated National Democratic Teachers Front had on Saturday filed the police complaint against Kedar Kumar Mandal, an assistant professor at Dayal Singh College.
A case have been registered under Section 153A and 295A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The Dyal Singh College professor is receiving strong criticism over his Facebook post on Goddess Durga.
On September 22, his Facebook post read, "Durga is the very much sexy prostitute in the Indian mythology." but later deleted it.
The controversial Facebook update was made at 07:43 pm on Friday but deleted later.
Professor Mandal's remark on Goddess Durga has attracted the ire of student organisations like the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and the National Students' Union of India (NSUI), both of whom have demanded the sacking of the professor.
According to reports, the National Democratic Teachers Front (NDTF), a BJP-affiliated teacher's body, has filed a complaint today at the Lodhi Colony police station against Mandal.